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Except from managing the museums, banks also receive the tax declarations and are the managers of the social security system. Each month, hundreds of women wait in front of the banks' offices, exchanging babies before entering the office and begging for the monthly ammount givent to unemployed women with children (about 10 to 12 USD a month). This is a real show, in which elderly people play also their part, coming for their retirement pension (15 USD a month !!). The queues are not prioritary and can last 8 days or so...

Hormis leur role de gestionnaire de musees, les banques recoivent aussi les declarations d'impots et gerent le systeme d'allocations sociales, et ceci, dans des conditions douteuses. Chaque debut de mois, des centaines de femmes se pretent leurs enfants (ou petits freres), avant de penetrer dans les banques, afin de faire valoir leur statut de mere inactive pour recuperer un pecule de 10 a 12 USD. Il faut voir ces files d'attentes spectaculaires, dans lesquelles on trouve egalement des personnes agees (pension de vieillesse : 15 USD par mois !), files d'attentes non prioritaires qui durent en moyenne 8 jours.

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2003
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